Best Christmas Gifts for Craft Beer Lovers for Under $50
With just under 6 weeks to go until Christmas, this year I’ve made a promise to future me to get organised early so that she doesn’t have to race around in a blind panic in the last few days leading up to Christmas. That’s right! I’m going to gift myself a festive season without the enormous mental load and stress that tends to characterise the pre-Christmas period. Well, that’s the plan anyway! No last-minute dash to an overcrowded mall in search of gifts, and no stalking the postman and worrying if presents will arrive on time! Getting organised early also gives me more time to think about what the recipient will be pleased to unwrap. Not just another pair of joke socks for dad, or a fondue set that no one will ever use! Everyone has a fondue set at the back of the cupboard gathering dust from someone who went panic-shopping on Christmas Eve, right?
Anyway, on my quest to streamline Christmas gift-giving, I discovered a gold nugget on the internet that I think is worth sharing, so you can give your future-self a stress-free Chrissy too. You’re going to want to remember the next three words I tell you, ok?
That’s gifts for my adult male friends and relatives all taken care of in one place, because who doesn’t love a lovely cold craft beer? Not only will they be delivered to my door, they also come ready packaged in a gift box, and for a little extra they’ll even wrap them and add a gift tag! Oh, and delivery is FREE Australia-wide! Winning!
Top Picks for Craft Beer Lovers Under $50
The Suburban Brew – Mixed Craft Beer 6-Pack $48.23
As one of the new kids on the block, the lads from Suburban Brew are certainly making a name for themselves. With complete freedom to push the boundaries, they are coming up with some weird and wonderful combos while brewing some super tasty staples to revisit repeatedly. With the recent opening of their taproom in Goodwood, South Australia, they are well worth dropping in on.
Big Shed Brewing Company – Mixed Craft Beer Six Pack $49
This is the second instalment from the legendary lads from Big Shed Brewing Concern Based in Royal Park South Australia. The pack is made up of their epic core range with a tasty little limited hazy to fill out the mix. This pack gives you just a little taste of what these guys can do.
Hop Nation Brewing Co – Mixed Craft Beer 6 Pack $50
Brewing from Footscray, Melbourne, they make hop-led styles and experiment with quality ingredients. Their small-batch beers use quality, natural ingredients with no fining or pasteurization and minimal filtration. Their craft beers have a natural focus and a nod to their wine-making roots.
Bridge Road Breweries – Mixed Craft Beer 6-Pack $37.60
Bridge Road head brewer Ben brings their Alpine Inspired brewing techniques to regional Victoria. Their beers are renowned for their smooth, balanced tastes. You’ll find a Bridge Road beer gracing the taps, fridges, and eskies from Bermagui to Bangkok and any place that sells great beer.
Modus Operandi Brewing Co – Mixed Craft Beer 6-Pack $44.80
Sydney’s Northern Beaches aren’t just home to some of Australia’s biggest waves, and the locals love this haven of finely tuned craft beers as a way to unwind after a big day on the surf. The regular limited release beers are a favourite for all craft beer lovers.
Woolshed Brewing Co – Mixed Craft Beer 6-Pack $45
Located on a picturesque backwater of the Murray River, within the property’s refurbished 100-year-old shearing shed. Wilkadene’s Woolshed Brewery is a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike. They come for the view and stay for the brew. Expect grounded craft beers from these traditional brewery lads.
Sauce Brewing Co – Mixed Craft Beer 6-Pack $46
If Marrickville is known for one thing, it’s beer. Sauce Brewing company has served delicious hoppy varieties to Sydney’s lucky Inner West residents for years. We’re bringing you this mixed pack of some of their flagship staples.
Swell Brewing Co – Mixed Craft Beer 6-Pack $46
Founder of Swell Brewing Co., Dan Wright, has approached brewing with a background in the wine industry, where he and his wife Corrina both have extensive experience working in and around crops. This knowledge has empowered them to develop a pallet for some of South Australia’s best ingredients and brewing processes – allowing them to create beers representing new layers of flavour and texture.
Vale Brewing Co – Mixed Craft Beer 6-Pack $36
Vale Brewing is a brewery that is very close to our hearts at The Beer Vendor. Founded in 2008, it was one of the early trailblazers in the South Australian craft beer scene. Starting with the iconic Vale Ale, the brewery has since spread its wings and branched out into some super creative brews. This pack includes some of the classic Vale brews and a more edgy limited edition.
The Beer Vendor provides the best range of Australian mixed craft beers, delivered to your door and beautifully presented. Free shipping Australia wide. Check out the complete range for yourself here.